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Thank you for your interest in joining the Health Brigade team. Health Brigade offers competitive salaries and benefits as well as the opportunity to effect positive change in our community every day.

To be considered for any advertised position, applicants must submit at minimum a resume and cover letter. If additional items are required, they will be specified in the job posting. Be sure to indicate in your cover letter the specific position for which you are applying.

HEALTH BRIGADE IS PROUD TO BE AN INCLUSIVE ORGANIZATION

Health Brigade does not discriminate in hiring practices, services or policy with regard to sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law.

HEALTH REQUIREMENTS FOR WORKING AT HEALTH BRIGADE

Workplace health and safety are paramount at Health Brigade.  We serve many patients and clients with compromised immune systems.  Our commitment to them and to each other is to ensure we take our own health seriously and never place others at risk for illnesses we may be spreading with or without symptoms.  Therefore, it is mandatory for working at Health Brigade that you provide verification of the following prior to your first day at Health Brigade:

  • Verification of last flu vaccine
  • Verification of TB screening within the past 12 months
  • Verification of COVID vaccine

If you are offered a position as an employee, and you have not met the health requirements, a consult with Health Brigade’s Medical Director will be required to develop a plan toward adherence. This may result in delay of your planned start date for service.


CHR/Needle Exchange Associate

Health Brigade (HB) is seeking a part time (20 hours) Comprehensive Harm Reduction (CHR)/Needle Exchange Associate at a rate of $16.00/hr.

The CHR/Needle Exchange Associate will assist with our Needle Exchange program providing outreach education, referrals, and naloxone to the community. They will also act as an advocate for participants for services, resources and support as needed.  The CHR Associate will attend meetings and trainings with the CHR team, supervisors, and Health Brigade staff as well as help advise and organize the programs growth and development including program policy and procedure.

Working conditions are varied including interior and exterior environments.  The position requires moderate physical activity with exposure to hazards or physical risks which require following basic safety precautions.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Knowledge of harm reduction principles and substance use issues, either through lived experience or past work experience, preferred.
  • Comfortable working without judgment with persons that actively use drugs and understand how drugs and drug policy have affected the community.
  • Valid driver’s license is required.
  • Communication skills to facilitate a dialog between the CHR program and its participants. Can communicate with participants to organize a Drug Using Advisory Board and act as a bridge to the active using community.
  • Be willing to receive training to become trauma informed and interact with a diverse team.
  • Be willing to receive training to dispense and train others on how to use naloxone.
  • Understands social justice and can serve participants regardless of race, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, religion, or disability.
  • Should be confident navigating service in different community settings including direct street outreach.
  • Fluency in Spanish a plus.
  • Peer certification hours (500) qualified position

Health Brigade expects individuals to have a commitment to our mission and values. Candidates must be able to work in a team environment with staff and volunteers, as well as work independently. Some evening and weekend work required. Successful candidate must possess skills that support and enable sound decision making, strong personal and professional boundaries, good judgment, and discretion.

People with lived or ongoing experience with drug use, incarceration, homelessness, and/or sex work; people of color, women, and members of the LGBTQIA+ communities; and people living with HIV/AIDS and/or Hepatitis C are strongly encouraged to apply. Health Brigade sees the experiences associated with these identities as assets in this role and within our organization.

 

Health Brigade is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To apply, email resume and three professional references to:  [email protected]   Application questions  https://form.jotform.com/211966026902051

Any resume sent without the accompanying application questions or references will not be considered.

No phone calls please.  Application deadline: Friday, December 30, 2022

 


Vaccine Coordinator

Health Brigade is currently seeking a full-time or part-time Vaccine Coordinator.  The Vaccine Coordinator will oversee all aspects of vaccine administration with the goal of expanding vaccine education and access to the diverse population served by our on-site and outreach community programs.

JOB DESCRIPTION

We are looking for a Vaccine Coordinator to help us expand vaccine education and access within our Comprehensive Harm Reduction (CHR)/Needle Exchange program. In conjunction with the Medical Director, the Clinic Manager and the members of the Health Outreach team, the Vaccine Coordinator will develop and implement a program to expand education, access, and uptake to all vaccines that Health Brigade (HB) has access to. The Vaccine Coordinator will oversee all operations of vaccine management and will participate in program development, and will ensure that licensed, trained volunteers are available in the field to provide vaccine services. This role works closely with our program staff, volunteers, and partner organizations.  The Vaccine Coordinator is responsible for education, vaccine administration, and record keeping including quality data management.

 

EMPLOYMENT QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimal training as RN with nursing license in the State of Virginia
  • Bilingual preferred
  • Current BLS
  • Experience with vaccine administration and patient education
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong clinical management skills (staff and volunteer training, supervision, and scheduling)
  • Advanced computer skills including but not limited to use of Word, Excel, Outlook and electronic medical records
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Sound decision-making and professional judgement
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Ordering, administering, and inventory control of vaccines including tracking usage, wastage and administration, and updating the Virginia Immunization Information System (VIIS) and the electronic health record to accurately reflect vaccine usage.
  • Develops and maintains updated administrative policies and materials necessary for vaccine administration such as vaccine standing orders, pre-vaccination checklists, consent forms and vaccine information statements.
  • Leads program development of a vaccine education and implementation strategy that is tailored to the various patients and clients who seek our services in the medical clinic and out in the community, including but not limited to:
    • RWB (case management program for persons living with AIDS)
    • HIV prevention programs
    • CHR program/needle exchange
    • Community partners (Latinx outreach programs, VA League for Safer Streets, etc.)
  • Participates in community outreach activities to provide vaccine education and administration.
  • Develops and implements a plan to ensure that Medical Clinic patients are advised of the vaccines for which they are eligible and routinely notified when they are due for immunization.
  • Educates staff, volunteers and the community on the importance of vaccines, including development of educational materials.
  • Supervises the training and work of staff and volunteer vaccine educators/vaccinators and maintains training records.
  • Quality data management to ensure rigorous internal controls and patient safety, and to monitor improvements in vaccine uptake throughout the organization.
  • Works closely with partner organizations on cooperative efforts for community acceptance and participation in the vaccine program.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

 

COMPENSATION

Compensation is commensurate with experience.  Full benefit package with paid vacation and holidays

 

TO APPLY

Email to: Polly Foster  [email protected].

Any resume sent without the accompanying cover letter, resume, references and application will not be considered.

No phone calls please.  Application deadline: Friday, December 30, 2022

 


 

Health Brigade is an Equal Opportunity Employer.